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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I made the most amazing purchase yesterday.  If not, then read the title of this post and you’re pretty much caught up.  (But for reals, you should follow me on Instagram, I have a cute dog.)  I have had this thing for vintage ladders for some time now.  Not years, but definitely a few months.  It mainly began when I started dreaming about actually having money and a home to decorate.

Flash forward to now where we have our real jobs, a nice home apartment…and no ladder.  What was I going to do with this ladder? I don’t know, that’s not the point.  But Pinterest showed me the possibilities I needed to explore them.

I never really told Carl I needed one, I just casually searched for one in every Goodwill and antique/thrift store we went into.  And then today happened.  An old dance friend of mine recently opened her own store full of thrifted and upcycled furniture and home decor.  (Rustic Chic Interiors, check it out.) She’s been sharing the latest items on their Facebook page.  What suddenly appeared in my newsfeed this morning? A picture of a vintage ladder.

Hell. Yes.

Long story short(er) the ladder in the picture pretty much sold immediately (because apparently the need for a vintage ladder is spreading like the flu (note I didn’t say Ebola)). And now this beautiful piece belongs to me.

Vintage Ladder

The store is located in Columbia, so I can’t quite bring it home yet, but we’ll pick it up during our next visit in November.  In the meantime I’m just going to be perusing Pinterest for every vintage ladder decor option ever photographed and blogged.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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//  Via El Taller de lo Antiguo  //

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//  Via Rusty Hinges  //

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//  Via Garden Therapy  //

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//  Via French Larkspur  //

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//  Via Daisy Mae Belle  //

Aren’t they fabulous!? Sorry if I just ignited a desire for a ladder you never thought possible. How would you use a vintage ladder?
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  • I love this idea, omg! I think if I ever get a chance, I’d decorate it with polaroids and fairy lights.

  • So fun! In a dream world, I’d lean it up against a shelf in my Beauty & the Beast library. 🙂 In a real world, I’d probably put flower vases on it like the third picture!

  • I love it! I can’t wait to see how you decorate it!

    No, seriously. Drive there now and decorate it.

  • Clever ideas to use a ladder! I love the 2nd photo – yay for more storage!